Keith Toston leads OSU over Texas A&M

BY BRANDON CHATMON, Staff Writer, bchatmon@opubco.com Modified: October 10, 2009 at 5:34 pm •  Published: October 10, 2009
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Kendall Hunter has officially been put on notice.

Oklahoma State's All-American running back might want to get back from his injured ankle as soon as possible.

Because Keith Toston is getting the job done.

Toston accounted for 204 all-purpose yards including 130 rushing yards as he helped catapult the Cowboys to a 36-31 win over Texas A&M at Kyle Field on Saturday.

"As the game progressed, all I kept saying was, 'Give Keith the ball, man!'" senior cornerback Perrish Cox said. "He's not going down from one dude (or) from one hit."

Toston added two catches for 74 yards as the Pokes improved to 4-1, 1-0 in Big 12 conference play.

In the fourth quarter, Toston had 11 carries for 52 yards including a key fourth down conversion with the ball on the Texas A&M 40-yard line and just over two minutes on the clock.

"I wanted it (the ball)," Toston said. "I put it on my shoulders to say, 'Hey, I can get a yard.'"

The senior from Angleton, Texas, did just that gaining two yards on fourth-and-one to seal the win.

Each week it seems the speculation about Hunter's return is rampant. And Toston admits he takes that a little personal: "When people are like.... 'What is Keith Toston going to do? When is Beau Johnson coming in?' I just keep that in the back of my mind and try to strive for greatness."

He did more than strive for greatness on Saturday, he achieved it.